Parents Discouraging Their Kids From Wanting RG3 Jerseys



I try not to tell people how to raise their child, simply because I wouldn’t want anyone telling me how to raise my child.

All I can say is I would never discourage my kid not to get something they wanted, especially if that meant badmouthing the individual like this.  Check this out courtesy of the Washington Post on parents telling their kids they can’t have an RG3 jersey.

The New York Times did a piece on the plight of Robert Griffin III, and included is this anecdote from a vendor at FedEx Field.

“Ooh, a lot of people are backing off from RG3 right now, a whole lot of people,” Smith said before Sunday’s game against the Giants. He said sales of Griffin’s $100 jersey had fallen by half in recent weeks, and he described how several young fans on Sunday came up to him with their parents and asked for a Griffin jersey, only to have Mom or Dad steer them to another choice.

“Nah, you don’t want that guy’s jersey,” he said, quoting a typical exchange. “He’s not playing too well, and who knows if he’ll play well again?”

Kids don’t care about that stuff, they just want the jersey of their favorite player. Very petty on the parents part and how quickly they have jumped off the RG3 bandwagon.


    • When have manning and Brady had bad seasons? Please let all of us here reading your post know what season or season’s this happened? Yes these 2 might have had a bad game or even a run of two or three bad games in a row but a bad season?, don’t think that has ever ever ever happened. Maybe your talking about ’04 when manning threw 49 tds or maybe ’07 when Brady threw 50. When people think Manning or Brady they think HOF not bad seasons!

    • Jeremy I could not agree with you more. RG3 sometimes comes off as an arrogant, pompous, know it all jerkwad. He just forgot that he was/still black. Doesn’t matter that he is educated & well spoken he is playing a “white position” and the powers that be are reminding him of that. Add in the fact that he can’t make plays from the pocket( dumb running qb).

  1. This is nothing personal. Professional sports equals BIG BIG money. If you don’t produce, you don’t (or shouldn’t) reap.